Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Consumr is an online platform dedicated to unbiased reviews of consumer products.
Consumr is available through web browser or via the company’s mobile app, which The Wall Street Journal described as ‘Yelp for Packaged Goods.’ That description is accurate, as Consumr allows individuals to review, rate and discuss products that can actually be purchased (rather than the locations such as coffee shops or restaurants that can be viewed on Yelp). There are several types of products offered on Consumr, and categories include Grocery, Baby, Electronics, Home, Beauty, Appliances, Skin Care and Hair Care. These categories can be further broken down into more specific filters, such as “Beverages,” “Snacks,” or “Frozen Foods” within the Grocery category.
One of the coolest features of Consumr’s mobile app is that you can scan the bar code of a product while you’re out shopping in order to immediately read reviews. The service works instantly, so you can make intelligent shopping decisions while you’re actually out at the supermarket or in another store. The company also has a great reward system for its most active users. The users that review the most products gain the chance to win a ScanBox, or a box packed with free product samples from awesome companies. It truly isn’t too tough to win a Scan Box either — Consumr gives out hundreds of the boxes to reviewers each month. The only major downside of Consumr is that many products either do not have many reviewers or aren’t listed on the app. This should change the more people start using the service, because the items that are listed have extremely valuable feedback from customers like everyone else.